Dugumkume Meetings is a new discussion series that aims to confront contemporary art by considering its relationship to rapidly developing technologies in the context of civil society issues.
Fırat Genç (Helsinki Citizens' Assembly)
While the infrastructures that gather and disseminate information violate personal privacy, privacy of governance structures and "systems" remains intact. Can governance self-impose transparency? What is being done at the moment to this end and what can be done for the future?
Fırat Genç is a Phd student at Boğziçi University Atatürk Institute-Department of Modern Turkish History. After completing İstanbul University Department of Economy, he graduated from İstanbul Bilgi University MA in Cultural Studies in 2006 with a thesis "Making" The Movement: A Case Study on the Social Forums as Peculiar Spaces of the Counter-Globalization Movement. With Ferhat Kentel and Meltem Ahıka did a field work titled "Nationalist Practices in Daily Life" which was published as "The Indivisible Unity of the Nation: Nationalism(s) that Tear Us Apart in Democratization Process" in 2007. He contributed to Levent Yilmaz's book "Giambattista Vico ve Yeni Bilim'in Temel Kavramları in 2008.
Sebastian Lütgert lives in Berlin and Bombay. Works as a writer, programmer, and artist. Co-founder of DaimlerChrysler (1999), Bootlab (2000-), Pirate Cinema (2004-), Amerikanische Botschaft (2005), Wiederaufbau für Kreditanstalt (2007) and 0-x-2620 (2010-).
Özgür Uçkan teaches at Istanbul Bilgi University Communication Faculty, knowledge economy, network economy, innovation economy, creative industries, urban economics, information design & management, communication design related subjects at undergraduate and graduate degree. He teaches also knowledge & innovation management strategies at Yeditepe University MBA programme. His professional activities consist mainly in consultancy and project management services. He is knowledge economy consultant of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), the umbrella organization of Turkish exporter unions. He is senior advisor of Turkish Informatics Foundation (TBV) on ICT and information society related policy subjects. He reports about ICT industry related subjects to the World Bank Institute. He is member of the Special ICT Commission of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. He works as a project-based advisor on different areas such as economy, social and public domain, politics, culture, electronic communication and corporate communication within different national and international organizations, companies, institutions and NGOs. He published several books, articles, papers and reports about economics, politics, human sciences, ICT, culture and art. He is columnist at BThaber, a nationwide weekly information technologies magazine.
Düğümküme Meetings is a new discussion series that aims to confront contemporary art by considering its relationship to rapidly developing technologies in the context of civil society issues.
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